Best Jobs for People with Social Anxiety

Social anxiety disorder is marked by extreme feelings of fear in social situations. This can manifest as concern about inadvertently offending someone, self-consciousness about being judged by others, or a fear of humiliation or embarrassment. In any case, the feelings of anxiety are disproportionate to the situation. High-stress, crowded work environments may exacerbate symptoms and… Continue reading Best Jobs for People with Social Anxiety

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Smoking Cessation

With approximately 34.2 million adults smoking tobacco in the United States and a subsequent 480,000 deaths each year, smoking is easily one of the primary causes of preventable disease and death. While the percentage of Americans who smoke has decreased significantly, nicotine dependence is still prevalent as more than 16 million people are currently living… Continue reading Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Smoking Cessation

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

It is estimated that at least 3.6% of America’s adult population suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). That means one in every 11 adults and some adolescents will be diagnosed with this mental health disorder in their lifetime. PTSD to this day is still heavily associated with war veterans, as it was initially used as… Continue reading Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental disorder affecting 2.2. million adults in the United States. The condition is characterized by anxiety-inducing thoughts and behavior, which are often disruptive to the individual’s daily life. While OCD is considered treatable, there’s still a large number of patients that don’t respond to its usual treatment methods. Even… Continue reading Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Depression

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is well-known as one of the forms of depression that remains mostly treatment-resistant. As a result, many mental healthcare professionals are recommending Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) to treat the mood disorder for the long-term. In this article, we’re going to discuss how Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation compares to traditional treatments (such as… Continue reading Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Depression

Dispelling the Myths of Antidepressants

They’ll make me gain weight They’ll dull my personality They don’t actually work Everyone will judge me These are just some of the common myths regarding antidepressants. Antidepressants are arguably the most understood medications of all time. Many people who struggle with depression are reluctant to even talk to their doctor about starting a regimen.… Continue reading Dispelling the Myths of Antidepressants

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS): The Next Frontier

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is categorized as a specific type of brain stimulation therapy. It is sometimes referred to as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) or deep transcranial magenetic stimulation (dTMS). One of the most important things to understand about TMS is that it’s a non-invasive treatment. TMS therapy is conducted using electromagnetic pulses meant… Continue reading Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS): The Next Frontier

Psychedelics and Psychiatry: A Match Made in Heaven?

The therapeutic use of psychedelic drugs, specifically lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) began in the 1950s. Today there’s an entire range of psychedelic drugs that are recognized as conscious-altering being used in both clinical and non-clinical settings as research for psychiatric practices. For centuries, Indigenous communities throughout the country have used psychedelics, such as peyote and… Continue reading Psychedelics and Psychiatry: A Match Made in Heaven?

Telemedicine, Telehealth & Telepsychiatry

If you feel that your mental health is declining, you’re not alone. One in five Americans is diagnosed with a mental health disorder, and more than half don’t receive proper treatment. The shortage of quality care and access to care across the country is to blame. There’s also the fear of social stigma that keeps… Continue reading Telemedicine, Telehealth & Telepsychiatry

Gender Affirmation Surgery and Mental Health

Transitional surgeries, better known as gender affirmation surgeries, are on the rise and making life much more manageable for transgender and gender diverse individuals. However, what most people don’t realize — and aren’t told — is that the surgeries themselves don’t fix the mental health issues that usually accompany a life of hiding, misconception, and… Continue reading Gender Affirmation Surgery and Mental Health